Building Student Success with Indigenous Parents


Flin Flon BSSIP Committee Partnerships

Courtney Lycan - Family Liaison Worker, Ruth Betts Community School

Erin Dadson - Family Liaison Worker, Ecole McIsaac School

Jill Rideout - Family Liaison Worker, Hapnot Collegiate

Loretta McDermott - Community Youth Resource Centre Director

Sylvie Dufour - VP Ecole McIsaac School

Jodi Pawlachuk - Principal Many Faces

Tammy Ballantyne - Flin Flon School Division Superintendent

Carol Sutherland - Ecole McIsaac School

Fawn Brown - Community Connector, Ruth Betts Community School

Joanne Montgrand - Parent Child Coordinator, Ruth Betts Community School

Elder Margaret Head Steppan - FFSD Cultural Advisor

Doreen Roman - Engagement Worker, Hapnot Collegiate

Building Student Success with Indigenous Parents (BSSIP) Project

BSSIP is an initiative funded by the Aboriginal Education Directorate. Our goal is to increase Indigenous education and parental/community involvement opportunities through special events, cultural workshops, guest presenters, family gatherings, and connections with local agencies and other school-based projects. Also, to provide school staff with an increased awareness through training in order to become a more culturally proficient and diverse school division. Some activities and initiatives our local BSSIP project has funded are: outdoor classrooms, family feasts, school-based drum groups, classroom traditional teachings, staff PD sessions, classroom resources, and other cultural opportunities.


Indigenous Education Directorate:

Truth and Reconciliation Commission:

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada:

BSSIP Contacts:

Jill Rideout: Family Liaison Worker

Hapnot Collegiate